Accession Number : AD0478293
Title : RADIO WARNING SYSTEM INTERFACE STUDY
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA
Personal Author(s) : Haney, Dan G ; Curry, David A ; Moon, Albert E
Report Date : Sep 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 77
Abstract : This report analyses the relationship between a national radio warning system and the following civil defense programs: (1) Shelter programs, (2) Emergency operating centers, (3) Communications systems, (4) The present civil defense warning system, and (5) Public information programs. Appendix B to the report (classified SECRET) considers the relation between radio warning and the Nike-X antiballistic missile system. Conclusions in the report relate to warning system response time; effects of deficiencies in shelter spaces upon system coverage; need for use of radio warning system during a period of confinement to shelter; role of the radio warning system in passing postattack messages to the public; possible requirements for input points at different levels of government; use of different communications systems for different--yet concurrently performed--functions in a postattack period; possibility of using other OCD and DoD communications systems for warning; procedures for initiating alert and warning signals; effect of public awareness of civil defense systems upon warning; and feasibility of providing inputs for last-ditch warning from Nike-X.
Descriptors : *CIVIL DEFENSE , *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS , *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , *WARNING SYSTEMS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , RADIO BROADCASTING , RADIO RECEIVERS , SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL) , BLAST , LOW FREQUENCY , NATIONAL DEFENSE , VERY LOW FREQUENCY , FALLOUT SHELTERS
Subject Categories : Radio Communications
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE